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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycome at
he/she/itcomes at
present participlecoming at
past tensecame at
past participlecome at
  1. 1

    come at

    or

    come for

    come at/for someone to suddenly move toward someone in order to threaten them or attack them physically

    A stranger came at him with a knife.

  2. 3
    come at something to examine or deal with something such as a problem in a particular way

    Try coming at it from a different angle.

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